Meta has been fined €265 million ($275.5 million) by the Irish data protection commission (DPC) for the data leak suffered by Facebook in 2021 that exposed the data belonging to millions of Facebook users.
The Data Protection Commission is also imposing a range of corrective measures on Meta.
“The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has today announced the conclusion to an inquiry into Meta Platforms Ireland Limited (MPIL), data controller of the “Facebook” social media network, imposing a fine of €265 million and a range of corrective measures.” reads the DPC’s press release.
On April 3rd, 2021, a user leaked the phone numbers and personal data of 533 million Facebook users in a hacking forum for free online.
The availability of the data was first reported by Alon Gal, CTO of cyber intelligence firm Hudson Rock.